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Have You Ever Been Foraging?

17 Jul , 2018  

If you’ve never been foraging for growing things which can be eaten or are otherwise useful, why not learn from an expert?

Join Nicholas Copley of Lionheart Medicinal Gardens on Tuesday, July 31 as he leads a foraging expedition around North Lake Park. More…



Summer Reading Opportunities At Four Mansfield Locations

29 Jun , 2018  

For many elementary-age children, the term “summer slide” means gliding down a colorful plastic chute to splash into a swimming pool. For Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Brian Garverick, however, it means the erosion of reading skills that can occur between May and August.

“There are summer reading opportunities in Mansfield – the Big Red Bookshelf is a great example — but we wanted something more to combat summer slide,” Garverick told the board of education earlier this month. “So we approached the North End Community Improvement Cooperative.” More…


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Drink Healthy Straight From Your Garden

18 May , 2018  

It’s an opportunity to learn about growing your own ingredients for some delicious summer refreshment.

Local herb and foraging guru Nicolas Copley will present “Herbal Teas from the Garden” at the NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden next Tuesday at 3:30 PM. Participants will learn how to transform their own herb gardens into a source for refreshment. More…

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NECIC Moved To New Home

13 May , 2018  

Entrance area, 134 North Main Street

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC)  hàs announced that it has moved to a different location on North Main.

You will now find NECIC at the former Urban Center, 134 North Main in downtown Mansfield. The new location will serve as an office and training center for NECIC, as well as Temp2Higher, a program of its workforce development initiative. More…

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Community Garden Kickoff This Tuesday

16 Apr , 2018  

The North End Community Improvement Collaboration (NECIC) will host the 2018 Community Garden Kickoff this Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM.

NECIC supports community gardens across Richland County, and particularly in the north end of Mansfield. It serves as a resource hub, offering needed materials such as seeds, plants, buckets, and grants to assist community gardening efforts. More…


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Wednesday Is Kid’s Day At The Farmers Market

1 Aug , 2017  

The North End Farmers Market is a part of NECIC’s North End Local Foods Initiative (NELFI). Established in 2014, it focuses on providing fresh, healthy food for North End residents, as well as boosting the local economy by helping North End residents launch their own small market business. More…

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Community Gardening Grants Available

17 Mar , 2017  

Do you have an interest in launching a community garden project? Or, if you are already involved in such an effort, would you like to expand or financially support the garden you operate?

An opportunity to obtain modest financial assistance in achieving those objectives is now available through the NECIC Community Garden Grants. More…

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